Amateur golfers are delighted with the staging of another tournament in Perak, giving them another opportunity to pit their skills against others. Since most amateur tournaments are held in the Klang Valley, golfers are pleased with the debut of the Swiss-Garden Challenge in Lumut, Perak.
The one-day strokeplay tournament was held on the award-winning 18-hole golf course of Damai Laut Golf & Country Club on Nov 19. It attracted golfers from across the nation and saw 104 players vying for the coveted Swiss-Garden Challenge 2016 trophy.
The newest amateur tournament not only gave game a shot in the arm up north, but also drew golfers from all over the country. Although the tournament was staged in Lumut, it attracted participants from other states as well.
Patrick Tee, General Manager of Swiss-Garden Beach Resort Damai Laut, said he was overwhelmed by the big turnout.
“The tremendous response that we got for the Swiss-Garden Challenge proves that the Damai Laut Golf course is not only the Most Scenic Golf Course but it can also be the Most Popular Golf Course,” he said.
“Our immediate objective is to share the beauty and facilities of this resort as well as the golf course with the general public to create an awareness that Swiss Garden Beach Resort Damai Laut together with Damai Laut Golf & Country Club is a place where an individual, a couple, a family and even a group of people can come and have fun.
“Fun will be the experience that we want our guests to bring home with them and to return again for some more of it”.
The Swiss-Garden Challenge 2016 commenced with a friendly media and partner game on Nov 18. The event culminated in a prize-giving ceremony during dinner at the Beachfront, Swiss-Garden Beach Resort Damai Laut.
Subsequently, the prize-giving ceremony for participants was held on Nov 19 at the Club House, Damai Laut Golf & Country Club and present to give away the trophies and prizes were Izudin Merican, Group General Manager of Swiss-Garden International, Haji Badrul Hisham Bahari, State General Manager of TM Perak, and Tee.
Ling Ching Chong (Hcp 5) emerged as Gross Champion when he carded a gross score of 77. He received a Championship Trophy, a return ticket to Europe courtesy of Oman Air, a Samsonite Tru Frame Cabin Bag and a three-day, two-night stay at Swiss-Garden Beach Resort Kuantan.
The Nett Champion title was won by Endy Norhisham (22) with a nett score of 64. He took away a trophy, a Samsonite Tru Frame Cabin Bag and a three-day, two-night stay at Swiss-Garden Hotel & Residences Melaka.
Event partners for the Swiss-Garden Challenge 2016 include TM, Oman Air, Samsonite, Heineken, Nippon Golf Tech, MST Golf and Atria Shopping Gallery. The resort also hosts a yearly two-day tournament, called the Swiss-Garden Cup.
Source : The Heat Malaysia Online